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16 April 2012 | 641 views

Android Trojan Targets Japanese Market – Steals Personal Data

Early last year we wrote about China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans, then later last year there was a possibility Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages. The latest news about Android malware is malicious apps that are in the official Google marketplace (called Play) – [...]

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02 April 2012 | 7,389 views

GooDork – Command Line Google Dorking/Hacking Tool

GooDork is a simple python script designed to allow you to leverage the power of Google Dorking straight from the comfort of your command line. There was a GUI tool we discussed a while back similar to this – Goolag – GUI Tool for Google Hacking. GooDork offers powerful use of Google’s search directives, by [...]

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12 March 2012 | 5,223 views

Former LulzSec Leader Sabu Flips Sides & Informs For The FBI

This is pretty epic, the big buzz last week was all about Sabu and how he was a traitor to LulzSec and Anonymous. Now most people think things like these only happen in the movies, secret arrests followed by strong-arm tactics to make the perp turn and be an informant for the feds. Sounds like [...]

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07 March 2012 | 7,951 views

Goofile v1.5 – Search For A Specific File Type In A Given Domain.

Use this tool to search for a specific file type in a given domain – inspired by TheHarvester. Usage

-d: domain to search -f: filetype (ex. pdf) Written in Python and tested on 2.5 and 2.7. Please submit any bug reports or requests to the author. You can download Goofile v1.5 here: goofilev1.5.zip Or [...]

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31 January 2012 | 20,312 views

theHarvester – Gather E-mail Accounts, Subdomains, Hosts, Employee Names – Information Gathering Tool

theHarvester is a tool to gather emails, subdomains, hosts, employee names, open ports and banners from different public sources like search engines, PGP key servers and SHODAN computer database. This tools is intended to help Penetration testers in the early stages of the project It’s a really simple tool, but very effective. The sources supported [...]

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12 January 2012 | 9,906 views

Sprint Adds Google Wallet Into New NFC Capable Phones

Oh look, another aspect of security and privacy to consider as Google pushes its’ mobile payment solution ‘Wallet’ onto two new NFC capable phones – the Galaxy Nexus & LG Viper. If you haven’t heard of the service you can find out more here – Google Wallet (Wikipedia). The main concern here (security wise) is [...]

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05 December 2011 | 13,298 views

GCHQ Code Breaking Challenge Solved Through Googling

This is quite an amusing story, I’m sure many of you have read about the ‘hacking challenge’ set up by GCHQ and that they are looking to hire hackers cyber-security specialists through non-traditional channels. The thing that tickled me was, well there were two things actually..one that the challenge site was coded in ASP and [...]

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29 November 2011 | 10,658 views

Twitter Purchases WhisperCore – Full Disk Encryption For Android Phones

This is certainly an interesting acquisition and not one I would have expected, I’m not even exactly sure what Twitter is planning and why they would want a company focused on mobile encryption (and specifically on the Android platform). I can’t see any real corporate use for Twitter, so they won’t be pushing the security [...]

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20 October 2011 | 12,645 views

German Federal Trojan (0zapftis/Bundestrojaner) Eavesdrops On Skype, IE, Firefox, MSN Messenger & More

It’s always good to have some news about government conspiracy theories, or in this case government propagated malware. The last case I remember reporting on was – Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture. Now whilst we wouldn’t quite expect that kind of oppressive behaviour from a country like Germany, they do [...]

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17 October 2011 | 11,684 views

The U.S. Department of Defense Hit With $4.9B Lawsuit Over Data Breach

We haven’t published anything about the Defense Department for a while, the last news really was the whole RSA SecurID thing which affected some of the US DoD sub-contractors. The latest news is they’ve been hit with a colossal lawsuit of almost $5 Billion! The lawsuit is regarding a recent breach involving a healthcare system [...]

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